Public Policy and Politics
December 12, 2014 | Research News
UGA receives $1.3 million to improve behavioral health care for at-risk youth, their families
Behavioral health needs are a growing issue in Georgia, particularly among transitional youth ages of 18 to 25. A new three-year, $1.3 million grant is helping the University of Georgia School of Social Work address these needs.
December 9, 2014 | General News
Lawmakers explore 2015 legislative agenda during 29th Biennial Institute
Members of the Georgia General Assembly convened in Athens Dec. 7-9 for the 29th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, coordinated by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government to help lawmakers prepare for the next legislative cycle.
December 8, 2014 | Research News
UGA research reveals public servants individually motivated to help environment
New University of Georgia research shows that while on the job, public servants contribute not just to mandated sustainability but also to discretionary eco-friendly initiatives of their own.
December 5, 2014 | Research News
UGA researcher examines Abernathy v. Sullivan and citizen journalism
A new article detailing the relationship of two U.S. Supreme Court cases and how they work together to uphold freedom of expression has been published in the Georgia Law Review by William E. Lee, professor of journalism in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
December 2, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA School of Law teams named finalists at two competitions
Two University of Georgia School of Law teams recently finished as finalists in the 15th Annual William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition and the Fifth Annual Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition.
November 25, 2014 | General News
Carr named to direct UGA’s state government relations
Tobin R. "Toby" Carr was named today as associate vice president for government relations and director of state governmental relations at the University of Georgia. Vice President for Government Relations J. Griffin Doyle announced the appointment of Carr, who currently is planning director for the Georgia Department of Transportation.
November 14, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA beats Florida at Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition
The University of Georgia School of Law recently defeated the University of Florida in the annual Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition in Jacksonville.
November 12, 2014 | General News
Peter B. ‘Bo’ Rutledge named dean of UGA School of Law
Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge, a leading scholar in the fields of international dispute resolution, arbitration and the U.S. Supreme Court, has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Law following a national search.
November 11, 2014 | Events on Campus
Parham Policy Day at UGA to feature award-winning documentary, discussion with filmmakers
Students from the University of Georgia School of Social Work will host a screening of "The Throwaways," an award-winning documentary about the challenges faced by impoverished people of color living on the fringes of society. The film will be shown Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art.
November 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to host African Studies Association Presidential Fellow
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences African Studies Institute will host American Council of Learned Societies and African Studies Association Presidential Fellow Grace Musila on campus Nov. 11-18. Musila's visit to UGA includes a public lecture Nov. 12 at noon in Room 142 of the Tate Center.
November 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA law school lecture to address Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Alvin Y.H. Cheung will give a lecture on "Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement: Perspectives from International and Constitutional Law" on Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. The lecture is hosted by the University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy.
November 5, 2014 | Expert Voice
Holocaust Art Restitution Project’s Marc Masurovsky to speak at UGA
Art historian Marc Masurovsky will give a talk Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 250 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center on stolen cultural assets related to the Holocaust, the legal challenges of claimants and the ERR Project, which has produced a searchable illustrated database of more than 20,000 art objects taken from Jews in German-occupied France and Belgium.
October 31, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA law professor receives honorary professorship from University of Edinburgh
Alan Watson, retired Distinguished Research Professor and holder of the Ernest P. Rogers Chair of Law at the University of Georgia, has received an honorary professorship from the University of Edinburgh. A title conferred only on individuals of high academic distinction, the professorship will run for 10 years and will require Watson to give lectures and seminars at the university.
October 28, 2014 | Events on Campus
University of Georgia to host Law School Fair
The University of Georgia Pre-Law Advising Program invites students and alumni to attend the annual Law School Fair Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the fourth floor rotunda of the Miller Learning Center.
October 23, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA lecture to look at current politics, midterm elections
Longtime federal government official Powell A. Moore will deliver a lecture on politics titled "Washington Insights Over Half a Century: Midterm Elections in the Sixth Year of a Two-Term Presidency" Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 271 of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.